Army Black Knights football

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Army Black Knights football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2022 Army Black Knights football team
Army West Point logo.svg
First season 1890
Athletic director Mike Buddie
Head coach Jeff Monken
9th season, 58–43 (.574)
Stadium Michie Stadium
(capacity: 38,000)
Year built1924
Field surface FieldTurf
Location West Point, New York
NCAA division Division I FBS
Conference Independent
Past conferences Conference USA (1998−2004)
All-time record71553351 (.570)
Bowl record73 (.700)
Claimed national titles3 (1944, 1945, 1946)
Unclaimed national titles2 (1914, 1916)
Rivalries Air Force (CiCT)
Navy (rivalry, CiCT)
Notre Dame (rivalry)
Heisman winners3
Consensus All-Americans37
Current uniform
Army football uniforms.png
ColorsBlack, gold, and gray [1]
     
Fight song On, Brave Old Army Team
Mascot Army Mules
Marching bandUnited States Military Academy Band
Outfitter Nike
Website GoArmyWestPoint.com

The Army Black Knights football team, previously known as the Army Cadets, represents the United States Military Academy in college football. Army is a Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) member of the NCAA. The Black Knights play home games in Michie Stadium with a capacity of 38,000 at West Point, New York. The Black Knights are coached by Jeff Monken who is entering his eighth in season as head coach. Army claims three national championships, from 1944 to 1946. In addition, major selectors have awarded Army championships in 1914 and 1916. [2] Army has produced 24 players and 4 coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame, 37 consensus All-Americans, and 3 Heisman Trophy winners.

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With the exception of seven seasons (1998–2004) where the team was a member of Conference USA, Army has competed as an independent, meaning that they have no affiliation with any conference. As of the next college football season in 2022, Army is one of seven FBS schools whose football teams do not belong to any conference, the others being BYU, Liberty, New Mexico State, Notre Dame, UConn, and UMass. However, for all other sports Army is primarily a member of the Patriot League.

Three players from Army have won the Heisman Trophy: Doc Blanchard (1945), Glenn Davis (1946), and Pete Dawkins (1958). [3]

The three major service academies—Air Force, Army, and Navy—compete for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which is awarded to the academy that defeats the others in football that year (or retained by the previous year's winner in the event of a three-way tie). Army has won nine CIC Trophies, most recently in 2020.

History

Army's football program began on November 29, 1890, when Navy challenged the cadets to a game of the relatively new sport. Navy defeated Army at West Point that year, but Army avenged the loss in Annapolis the following year. [4] The academies still clash every December in what is traditionally the last regular-season Division I college-football game. The 2016 Army–Navy Game marked Army's first recent win after fourteen consecutive losses to Navy. From 1944 to 1950, the Cadets had 57 wins, 3 losses and 4 ties. During this time span, Army won three national championships. [5]

Army's football team reached its pinnacle of success during the Second World War under coach Earl Blaik when Army won three consecutive national championships in 1944, 1945 and 1946, and produced three Heisman trophy winners: Doc Blanchard (1945), Glenn Davis (1946) and Pete Dawkins (1958). [6] Past NFL coaches Vince Lombardi [7] and Bill Parcells [8] were Army assistant coaches early in their careers.

The football team plays its home games at Michie Stadium, where the playing field is named after Earl Blaik. Cadets attendance is mandatory at football games and the Corps stands for the duration of the game. At all home games, one of the four regiments marches onto the field in formation before the team takes the field and leads the crowd in traditional Army cheers. [9]

For many years, Army teams were known as the "Cadets." In the 1940s, several papers called the football team "the Black Knights of the Hudson." From then on, "Cadets" and "Black Knights" were used interchangeably until 1999, when the team was officially nicknamed the Black Knights.

Between the 1998 and 2004 seasons, Army's football program was a member of Conference USA, but starting with the 2005 season Army reverted to its former independent status. [10] Army competes with Navy and Air Force for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

National championships

Army has won five national championships from NCAA-designated major selectors. [11] :108–115 Army claims the 1944, 1945, and 1946 titles. [12] In addition, Army was selected by four major selectors in 1914 and one major selector in 1916. Charles Daly was the head coach of both teams.

YearCoachSelectorsRecordFinal APFinal Coaches
1944 Earl Blaik AP, Berryman, Billingsley, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Houlgate, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Williamson [11] :1119–0No. 1
1945 AP, Berryman, Billingsley MOV, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Houlgate, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELOChess), Williamson [11] :1129–0
1946 Billingsley, Boand, Football Research, Helms, Houlgate, Poling [11] :1129–0–1No. 2

Lambert Trophy

The Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy (known as the Lambert Trophy), established in 1936, is an annual award given to the best team in the East in Division I FBS (formerly I-A) college football and is presented by the Metropolitan New York Football Writers. Army has won the Lambert Trophy nine times; seven times under head coach Earl "Red" Blaik in the 1940s and 1950s, and twice under head coach Jeff Monken in 2018 and 2020. [13] [14]

YearCoachRecordFinal AP rank
1944 Earl Blaik 9–0#1
1945 Earl Blaik9–0#1
1946 Earl Blaik9–0–1#2
1948 Earl Blaik8–0–1#6
1949 Earl Blaik9–0#4
1953 Earl Blaik7–1–1#14
1958 Earl Blaik8–0–1#3
2018 Jeff Monken 11–2#19
2020 Jeff Monken9–3NR

Bowl games

Army has played in ten bowl games. They have a record of 7–3.

SeasonCoachBowlDateOpponentResult
1984 Jim Young Cherry Bowl December 22, 1984 Michigan State W 10–6
1985 Jim Young Peach Bowl December 31, 1985 Illinois W 31–29
1988 Jim Young Sun Bowl December 24, 1988 Alabama L 28–29
1996 Bob Sutton Independence Bowl December 31, 1996 Auburn L 29–32
2010 Rich Ellerson Armed Forces Bowl December 30, 2010 SMU W 16–14
2016 Jeff Monken Heart of Dallas Bowl December 27, 2016 North Texas W 38–31 OT
2017 Jeff Monken Armed Forces Bowl December 23, 2017 San Diego State W 42–35
2018 Jeff Monken Armed Forces Bowl December 22, 2018 Houston W 70–14
2020 Jeff Monken Liberty Bowl December 31, 2020 West Virginia L 21–24
2021 Jeff Monken Armed Forces Bowl December 22, 2021 Missouri W 24–22

Future bowl tie-ins

The NCAA's football oversight committee determined the number of primary bowl tie-ins for each FBS conference and FBS independent for the 2020-2025 bowl cycle using eligibility data from the 2014–2017 seasons. [15] The Black Knights received one guaranteed tie-in per year. On October 24, 2019, the West Point Athletic Department announced that they had agreed to a contract that placed their team, if eligible, in the Independence Bowl for three of the six years, with the remaining years being contracted to an ESPN Events-owned bowl. [16] [17] Additionally, the contract contains a clause that allows Army the ability to accept a bid from a different bowl game once during the three-year agreement with the Independence Bowl and once during the three-year agreement with ESPN Events. Aligning with this, on November 5 Army announced that it had agreed to a secondary contractual tie-in with the Duke's Mayo Bowl. [18] It agreed that it would serve as the primary backup for the bowl and would have the opportunity to accept an invitation to the game twice during the six-year cycle. The Duke's Mayo Bowl's primary tie-ins for the 2020-2025 cycle are the ACC (all years), the SEC (odd years), and the Big Ten (even years); if any of those conferences were unable to place a team into the bowl during any of those years, Army would be extended an invitation to fill their place. The opponent conferences for the Independence Bowl were announced to be the Pac-12 and the American on January 30, 2020. [19] [20]

SeasonBowlOpponent
2020 Independence Bowl Pac-12
2021ESPN Owned and Operated Bowl
2022Independence Bowl American
2023ESPN Owned and Operated Bowl
2024Independence BowlPac-12
2025ESPN Owned and Operated Bowl

The Duke's Mayo Bowl can extend an invitation to Army once during the even years (2020, 2022, 2026) and once during the odd years (2021, 2023, 2025) to fill a vacancy as part of a secondary tie-in.

ESPN Events operates the following 15 bowls that Army could be invited to during odd years of the cycle:

Head coaches

CoachYearsSeasonsGamesRecordPct.
Dennis Michie1890, 1892163–2–1.583
Henry L. Williams 1891175–1–1.786
Laurie Bliss 1893194–5.444
Harmon S. Graves 1894–189521410–4.714
George P. Dyer 1896163–2–1.583
Herman Koehler 1897–190043319–11–3.621
Leon Kromer 1901185–1–2.750
Dennis E. Nolan 1902186–1–1.813
Edward Leonard King 1903196–2–1.722
Robert Boyers 1904–190521811–6–1.639
Henry Smither 1906–19072107–2–1.750
Ernest Graves, Sr. 1906, 19122167–8–1.469
Harry Nelly 1908–191032215–5–2.727
Joseph Beacham 1911186–1–1.813
Charles Dudley Daly 1913–1916, 1919–192287458–13–3.804
Geoffrey Keyes 1917187–1.875
Hugh Mitchell 1918111–01.000
John McEwan 1923–192532618–5–3.750
Biff Jones 1926–192944030–8–2.775
Ralph Sasse 1930–193233225–5–2.813
Garrison H. Davidson 1933–193754735–11–1.755
William H. Wood 1938–194032812–13–1.481
Earl Blaik 1941–195818164121–33–10.768
Dale Hall 1959–196132916–11–2.586
Paul Dietzel 1962–196544021–18–1.538
Tom Cahill 1966–197388140–39–2.506
Homer Smith 1974–197855521–33–1.391
Lou Saban 19791112–8–1.227
Ed Cavanaugh 1980–198233310–21–2.333
Jim Young 1983–199089151–39–1.566
Bob Sutton 1991–1999910044–55–1.445
Todd Berry 2000–20034415–36.122
John Mumford 2003160–6.000
Bobby Ross 2004–20063349–25.265
Stan Brock 2007–20082246–18.250
Rich Ellerson 2009–201356120–41.328
Jeff Monken 2014–present910158–43.574

† Dennis Michie coached 1 game in 1890, and then coached a full season in 1892.

Rivalries

Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

Air Force, Army, and Navy have played each other every year since 1972 for the Commander-in Chief's Trophy. Air Force leads the FBS service academies with 20 victories, Navy has 16 victories, and Army has 9 victories, with the trophy being shared 4 times. Army is the current holder of the trophy.

Air Force

Air Force and Army meet annually and vie for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Air Force leads Army 37–18–1 through the 2021 season. [21]

Army and Navy play each other annually in the Army–Navy game, which is also a part of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. This series is one of the oldest and traditional rivalries in the NCAA. They first met in 1890, and have played each other annually since 1930. The games are generally played at a neutral site. Navy leads the series 62–53–7 through the 2021 season. [22]

Notre Dame

Notre Dame is a rivalry which some feel has fallen into obscurity. In much of the early 20th century, Army and Notre Dame were considered football powerhouses, and met 34 times between 1913 and 1947. Though the rivalry has slowed down, they last met in 2016. Many media members considered the 1946 contest to be the "Game of the Century". [23] Notre Dame leads the series 39–8–4 through the 2018 season. [24]

Michie Stadium

Michie Stadium is the home stadium of the Army Black Knights in West Point, New York, which was opened in 1924. The stadium is named after the first Army football head coach, Dennis Michie. In 1999 the field was renamed Blaik Field at Michie Stadium in honor of Former Coach Earl Blaik.

It was rated as Sports Illustrated 's #3 sports venue of the 20th century. [25]

Traditions

Songs
Alma Mater is the Army's school song. Army's fight song is On, Brave Old Army Team. Army also plays other organized cheers; Army Rocket Yell, Black, Gold, and Gray, and USMA Cheer. [26]

Mascot
Army's mascots are the Army Mules. While dating back to 1899, they were officially adopted as mascots by USMA in 1936. [27]

College Football Hall of Fame

The following 4 individuals have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as coaches.

NamePositionYears at ArmyInducted
Biff Jones HC 1926–19291954
Earl "Red" Blaik HC 1941–19581964
Jim Young HC 1983–19991999
Henry L. Williams HC 18911951

The following 24 individuals have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as players. Daly and McEwan also served as Army's head coach.

NamePositionYears at ArmyInducted
Charlie Daly QB 1901–19021951
Chris Cagle HB 1926–19291954
Ed Garbisch C/OG 1921–19241954
Elmer Oliphant FB 1916–19171955
Glenn Davis HB 1943–19461961
John McEwan C 1913–19161962
Doc Blanchard FB 1944–19461964
Paul Bunker HB/OT 1901–19021969
Harry Wilson HB 19241973
Barney Poole TE/DE 1944–19461974
Alex Weyand OT 1914–19151974
Pete Dawkins HB 1956–19581975
Harvey Jablonsky OG 1931–19331978
Bud Sprague OT 1926–19271979
Bill Carpenter TE 1957–19591982
Arnold Galiffa QB 1947–19491983
Doug Kenna QB 1942–19441984
Don Holleder End/QB 1953–19551985
Robin Olds T 1941–19421985
Joe Steffy OG 1945–19471987
John Green OG 1943–19451989
Frank Merritt OT 1942–19431996
Bob Anderson HB 1957–19592004
Arnold Tucker QB 1945–19462008

Other notable players

President of the United States and General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and General of the Army Omar Bradley were on the 1912 Army football team. Eisenhower was injured and his football career was over by 1913, when the two future generals were juniors. Bradley, a star of the Army baseball team for four years, was on the field in 1913 when Notre Dame upset Army in a historic college football game in which the forward pass was used for the first time. Bradley played end opposite the legendary Knute Rockne, the Notre Dame end who later coached the Irish to national championships before dying in a plane crash near Bazaar, Kansas, on Easter Friday in 1931.

Retired numbers

No.PlayerPositionCareerRef.
24 Pete Dawkins HB 1956–1958 [28]
35 Doc Blanchard FB 1944–1946
41 Glenn Davis HB 1943–1946
61 Joe Steffy G 1945–1947

Award winners

Doc Blanchard – 1945
Glenn Davis – 1946
Pete Dawkins – 1958
Earl Blaik – 1946
Tom Cahill – 1966
Tom Cahill – 1966
Bob Sutton – 1996
Jeff Monken – 2018 [29]
Jeff Monken – 2018 [30]
Jeff Monken – 2018 [31]
Jeff Monken – 2021 [32]
Glenn Davis – 1944
Doc Blanchard – 1945
Pete Dawkins – 1958
Joe Steffy – 1947
Andrew Rodriguez – 2011 [33]
Doc Blanchard 1945
Arnold Tucker 1946
Andrew Rodriguez – 2011 [34]
Andrew King – 2016 [35]
Arik Smith – 2021 [36] [37]

Future schedules

Schedules as of October 29, 2021. [38]

Week202220232024202520262027202820292030203120322033
Week 1at Coastal Carolina at Louisiana–Monroe at Ball State at Marshall at Rice at Texas State at Old Dominion at Old Dominion
Week 2 UTSA Ball State at UConn at Kansas State Buffalo at Buffalo Old Dominion South Alabama Old Dominion Buffalo
Week 3 Villanova (FCS)at UTSA Marist (FCS)at Tulsa at North Texas
Week 4at Syracuse Syracuse Liberty Syracuse at Boston College Texas State at South Alabama
Week 5 Georgia State Dartmouth (FCS)at Syracuse North Texas
Week 6at Wake Forest Boston College at Rice Marshall UNLV at Georgia Southern Cincinnati
Week 7 Colgate (FCS) Troy UConn at Coastal Carolina Coastal Carolina UConn at Missouri at Missouri
Week 8 Louisiana–Monroe at LSU at UNLV at Tulsa Troy UTSA
Week 9 UMass
Week 10vs. Air Force 1at Air Force Air Force at Air Force Air Force at Air Force Air Force at Air Force Air Force at Air Force Air Force at Air Force
Week 11at Troy at UMass Wake Forest Tulsa at UConn Georgia Southern
Week 12 UConn Coastal Carolina Wake Forest at Wake Forest at UMass UMass at UMass
Week 13at UMass UMass at Liberty at UConn at Troy at UConn
Week 14
Week 15vs. Navy 2vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3
Week 16vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3vs. Navy 3
  1. At Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
  2. At Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
  3. At TBD

Radio

Radio rights are held by the Army Sports Network.

Current broadcast team

Army Sports Network

See also

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2015 Army Black Knights football team American college football season

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2016 Army Black Knights football team American college football season

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2017 Army Black Knights football team American college football season

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2018 Army Black Knights football team American college football season

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2020 Army Black Knights football team United States Military Academy in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season

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2021 Army Black Knights football team United States Military Academy in the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2021 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Black Knights were led by eighth-year head coach Jeff Monken and played their home games at Michie Stadium. They competed as an independent. The Black Knights finished the season with a record of 9–4, sharing the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy with Navy and Air Force after all three service academies finished with 1–1 records against each other. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they defeated Missouri, 24–22.

2022 Army Black Knights football team American college football season

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